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Akron Art Museum [1922- ]

January 1, 1922

ECA Control Number: 14804

Record Level: Listing

Record Type: Art Museum/Institution

Museum/Institution Name: Akron Art Museum

Aka: AAM

Location(s): 70 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44308

Founded: 1922
Closed/Acquired: not applicable


The museum first opened its doors on February 1, 1922, as the Akron Art Institute. It was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library.[1] The Institute offered classes in arts appreciation which were organized by Edwin Coupland Shaw and his wife Jennifer Bond Shaw.[2] It has grown considerably since that time. The new museum was open to the public on July 17, 2007, and hosts visiting shows from national and international collections.

The Akron Art Museum features 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) of gallery space dedicated to the display of its collection of art produced since 1850. The museum also hosts visiting shows from national and international collections

Citation: “Akron Art Museum.”.  Wikipedia.  Updated  June 27, 2016.  Accessed September 14, 2016.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akron_Art_Museum



2007 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, McDowell galleries, July 7, 2007 – today.
2004 – 2006  “American Impressions: An Arcadian Vision: Paintings from the Akron Art Museum” organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions and Akron Art Museum: Tour April 8, 2004 – June 6, 2004 The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; September 17, 2004 – November 28, 2004 University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA; December 18, 2004 – February 27, 2005 Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; March 12, 2005 – May 22, 2005 Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA; June 4, 2005 – September 5, 2005, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; October 8, 2005 – December 4, 2005, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TE; December 16, 2005 – March 12, 2006, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
2003 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, “In a Romantic Mood: American Impressionists and Their Era”, June 14 2003 – August 24 2003.
1995 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, “A Legacy of Beauty: Paintings and Prints from the Edwin C. Shaw Bequest”,  June 17 1995 – August 27, 1995.
1992 -1993 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, “Still Lifes from the Permanent Collection”, December 19 1992 – March 14, 1993.
1986 Akron Art Museum , Akron, OH, “The Edwin C. Shaw Collection of American Impressionist and Tonalist Painting”, April 19, 1986 – June 29 1986.



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Digital-born Publication Title: Emil Carlsen Archives
Publication Subtitle: World's Largest Visual Reference Dedicated to the Preservation of the Work of Danish-American Impressionist/Realist Painter, Emil Carlsen [1848-1932]
Library of Congress Subject Authority Heading: Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
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